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5th March 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Moscow announced recapture of Yukhnov, in the Smolensk area.

Far East, Battle raging for Pegu, 40 miles above, Rangoon. In Java, Japanese advanced halfway across the island, and captured Batavia, the capital.

In England the operation of the National Service Acts extended to include men from 18 to 46 and women from 20 to 31.

Luftwaffe bombs dropped in daylight on South Coast of England.

20 Frenchman executed in Paris by the Wehrmacht as a reprisals for the shooting of a Wehrmacht sentry. It was announced that 100 Poles had been shot as a reprisal for an attack on two German policemen in Warsaw.

Tenth Air Force. General Brereton who arrived in India from Netherlands East Indies (NEI) on 25 February 1942, formally takes command of Tenth Air Force, which at this time has 8 tactical aircraft (B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers).

Zone of Interior. Civil Air Patrol begins flying patrols off the East coast. XII Interceptor Command (later redesignated XII Fighter Command) is activated at Drew Field.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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